A resource for folks living in or moving to Los Gatos, by Mary Pope-Handy

The historic Broadway area neighborhood in Los Gatos

Broadway and El Sereno The very first subdivision or planned neighborhood in Los Gatos was along Broadway and nearby (Clifton Avenue, Browadway Extension and Wood Road).  There had already been quite a few houses built at that time in Los Gatos, but none were planned areas per se. John Lyndon was the developer and he bought the land and created 48 parcels which were sold in 1881 – a good six years before the far larger Almond Grove district was created and 6 years before the town was incorporated, too. A few homes in this area may already have been present, though, and seem to predate the 1881 date.

No doubt, Mr. Lyndon’s real estate buying decision was at least partially influenced by the location of his Lyndon Hotel, a whose bar was a popular hangout for the likes of John Steinbeck and Charlie Chaplain, which was located at the corner of Santa Cruz Avenue and Broadway, and now is the Lyndon Plaza (since sadly the hotel was torn down in the 1960s).

What was once a fairly quiet end of town is today mostly in the heart of it. The area closest to the post office enjoys a wide road (if desperately in need of repair), a good variety of Victorian and mostly older, historic homes, and is very uniformly well kept. Because it is either “in town” or “close to town”, the road is lined with cars most days – perhaps also because these houses of course pre-dated garages.

  • View of Broadway on a day with few cars - the hill is called El Sombroso
  • One of the many older looking homes on Broadway which includes a welcoming front porch
  • Colorful old Victorian era home
  • Many of the Los Gatos historic homes have picket fences, but this one also has dense shrubbery, making it fairly private
  • View from the sidewalk on Broadway
  • The Waterman House on Broadway appx 1875
    The Waterman House - appx 1875
  • Larger Mediterranean house on Broadway
  • A welcoming home on Broadway
  • An unusual sight in Los Gatos: a shingled home
  • Another Victorian era home
  • Lovely old colonnaded home
  • Broadway looking toward Monte Sereno and Saratoga
  • Often there are many cars along Broadway today

Where is the Broadway Historic District in Los Gatos?

The Town of Los Gatos has a Historic Districts Map – have a look:

Town of Los Gatos Historic Districts Map


Broadway neighborhood of Los Gatos real estate information

Browse listings of historic Los Gatos homes for sale or pending   / under contract (browse) – built 1920 or earlier:

  1. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,785 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,218 sqft
    Year built: 1910
  2. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,452 sq ft
    Lot size: 32,399 sqft
    Year built: 1920
  3. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,946 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,772 sqft
    Year built: 1906
  4. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,850 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,438 sqft
    Year built: 1917
  5. 7 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 5,438 sq ft
    Lot size: 40,946 sqft
    Year built: 1920

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(all data current as of 8/19/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

SOLD and closed Historic homes in Los Gatos (Almond Grove, Edelen, Downtown, Glenridge, Broadway and more areas) also 1920 or earlier:

  1. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,172 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,139 sqft
    Year built: 1920
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,080 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 1915
  3. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,138 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,496 sqft
    Year built: 1898
  4. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,720 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,721 sqft
    Year built: 1916
  5. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,076 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,751 sqft
    Year built: 1900

See all Real estate in the city of Los Gatos.
(all data current as of 8/19/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Los Gatos real estate: historic homes for sale in Los Gatos

Mary Pope-Handy

Sereno Group Real Estate
214 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95030
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